- Apr 19, 2007
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- Gulf Coast of South Texas
Every one says that but I don't think most understand what running an operation that size is really about. We all want to picture ourselves working cattle or great horses, riding the ranch, hunting or admiring the wildlife and stacking checks. It is far from that. That is a corporation and you are the ceo. Every one will constantly be looking to you. You will be meeting with accountants and attorneys and people who work for the company.... non.... stop.Last I read before the 6666s sold it was losing a Million a year even with the cattle and horse businesses. She ran that place like a kingdom though. If I was super rich like some of these folks I'd blow a mil a year to run a ranch like that, a bunch blow than that docking a yahct for a year.
It's kind of like guys I know who love hunting or fishing and become guides. They end up hating it in a lot of cases.
Too much of even some thing you love can become a burden. Read a book called Robert East if you want to know about the burdens of some of these operations.
I admire the previous owners of the 6666 because they knew what that ranch had become. Rather than running it in the dirt or breaking it up they found a group capable of running it that wants to keep it whole and even grow the legacy. That's very hard for an individual like a lot of us to do. Remember, they are just people like you and I. They just happened to be decenants of some very remarkable people. That's pretty amazing they could admit that.